COVID-19 has not made it easy for Palomar College’s baseball team. When the pandemic started last year, the baseball season got postponed due to safety measures. However, the Comets are hoping to be able to play for this upcoming season.
Jacob Widener, 19, a Comet baseball player who committed to North Carolina State on Jan. 20, is preparing to transfer by the Fall of 2021.
“When I first found out I was going to be able to play at NC State I was stocked. It was amazing knowing that I will be going back to play baseball where I grew up,” Widener said. “There is nothing I want more than to be able to represent my home state and school that I have wanted to play at since I was a kid.”
Widener says that something he looks forward the most to with playing at North Carolina State is meeting his new teammates and doing his part for the team. He hopes to be able to attend the College World Series.
Being “bummed” to be leaving what has been an amazing experience for Widener is how he describes feeling about this new chapter in his life. He mentioned that Palomar College and their baseball team was full with amazing coaches, staff, and teammates.
“Something I have learned from playing at Palomar is definitely how to communicate better, not just with teammates and coaches but life in general too,” he said.
Widener finalized by saying to be extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play for Palomar, since it has given him many life time experiences with lots of learning and great relationships.
Palomar Baseball has yet to announce if their team will be playing for the Spring of 2021. For more information and updates on their schedule, click on this link.